2.1 Cameroon Port Assessment


There are 4 ports and 5 terminals in Cameroon: 

  • Port of Douala 
  • Port of Kribi, deep-sea port 
  • Port of Limbe 
  • Port of Tiko
  • Ebome Marine Terminal 
  • Kole Oil Terminal 
  • Kome Kribi 1 Marine Terminal 
  • Limboh Terminal 
  • Moudi Marine Terminal 

The annual capacity of Douala port is estimated at 7 million mt. Its storage capacity in 2014 was estimated at over 11 million mt. 

The port regularly operates at 80% of its capacity. Its geographical location is on the Wouri River estuary, which is reached from the sea by a 50-km channel that requires constant and costly dredging. The Douala-Bonabéri Port handled more than 1,210 vessels.The average time for a vessel at quay is estimated at 3.4 days.  

The Kribi Seaport with a depth of 16m, will be equipped during its first phase with high technology port infrastructures including a terminal container accessible to the vessels carrying 8,000 containers in same time. With its 615m of quay for the first part, the Kribi port can receive simultaneously 2 vessels of 290m carrying 50,000 mt of commodities - more than double the maximum of Douala port which is 20,000 mt. Three operational porticos of 68 mt, 35 mt and 25 mt will reduce the stand-by of the vessels. 

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